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This Mostly Female Deal Team Has Found Consistent Success. There Can Be More

Mon, 2021-04-12 10:30

Sarah Tune at Davis Wright Tremaine didn't set out to build a deal team comprised mostly of women. But she made a series of deliberate choices that created one.


How I Made Partner: 'Owning a Cross-Fit Gym Impacted How I Practice Law and the Importance of Understanding a Clients Goals,' Says Becky Greenfield of Wolfe Pincavage

Mon, 2021-04-12 09:25

"Through my experience, I've learned that you must identify your strengths to demonstrate the various ways you provide value to the firm, whether that is by increasing the firm's community initiatives or developing strong networking circles that will bring in new business to the firm."


'There's Still a Question About His Agenda': The Reelection Hurdles Facing Philadelphia's Progressive Incumbent DA Larry Krasner

Mon, 2021-04-12 08:00

As the Democratic primary looms for the Philadelphia district attorney's race, the city Democratic Party's decision not to endorse incumbent Larry Krasner or any other candidate certainly does not help his reelection bid. But it may not be his campaign's biggest challenge.


Dominion Energy GC: 'Lawyers Sometimes Have the Myopic View That the Company Cares About Litigation and That's Not True.'

Mon, 2021-04-12 07:30

"Winning the fine point of the law frequently is immaterial to the client," says Carlos Brown, the general counsel of Dominion Energy, in our latest installment of In-House Litigation Leaders.


Client Demands, Time Zones and a Corporate Boom: Why Attorneys Are Working Longer and More Erratic Hours

Mon, 2021-04-12 05:00

The pandemic threw a wrench into attorney schedules and when hours are billed. And firms are looking for ways to prevent burnout and attrition.


Linklaters Says It 'Did Not Know' of Harassment Complaints Against Allens Lawyer Before Secondments

Mon, 2021-04-12 04:32

The elite firm, which has a close alliance with Australia's Allens, refused to comment on whether it will let the lawyer continue to work on Linklaters projects going forward.


How Remote Work Sparked a Reluctant Revolution Across the Legal Industry

Fri, 2021-04-09 19:08

A year ago, many across the legal industry hoped the pandemic-prompted shift to remote work would be a temporary nuisance--an obstacle to overcome before getting back to normal. But normal is no longer an option.


AGs Challenge Another State's Abortion Law

Fri, 2021-04-09 17:31

"Decades after access to an abortion was etched in the Constitution, states continue to look for ways to turn back the clocks and unconstitutionally restrict women's reproductive rights," New York Attorney General Letitia James said.


Hire Up: Large Firms Seek Out Regulatory Lawyers

Fri, 2021-04-09 16:08

Wiley Rein, Squire Patton Boggs and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher all noted pickups of lawyers from the public sector over the last several days.


How Do Business Development Efforts In High-Performing Law Firms Differ?

Fri, 2021-04-09 16:00

Despite the inability to strengthen client relations and prospects in traditional ways via in-person meetings and events, firms recognized that it was vital for BD efforts to continue and succeed, particularly given the economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Perkins Coie, Anticipating 'Hybrid' Work, to Scale Back Office Footprint

Fri, 2021-04-09 15:57

The firm is planning a "hybrid workplace" model allowing a mix of in-office and remote work come October, with office sharing, hoteling and reverse hoteling.


As Workload Burdens Increase, Corporate Insourcing May Be 'Already Broken'

Fri, 2021-04-09 15:26

Automation has helped corporate legal teams to insource processes like e-discovery and contract work. But as work volumes continue to rise without a significant bump in personnel, more work may inevitability be spilling back over to ALSPs and law firms.


Merger Talks Between Holland & Knight and Thompson & Knight Advance Growth Strategies

Fri, 2021-04-09 13:06

Combined revenue for the firms would exceed $1.249 billion—a size close to firms within the Am Law 25.


ALSPs and Law Firms: Friends or Foes

Fri, 2021-04-09 10:21

Law firms' established brands can be a mixed blessing when pitching clients on "everyday" legal work. But partnerships and captives may offer a path forward.


How I Made Partner: 'Be Unapologetic About Who You Are. Focus on Your Goal. And Be Relentless in the Pursuit,' Says LisaMarie Collins of Mintz

Fri, 2021-04-09 00:42

"I am constantly striving to meaningfully improve "diversity." For me, that means more than numbers—it means people of color, women, and other diverse groups having a decision-making seat at the leadership table. It also means intentionally and authentically answering the call of our clients and potential clients as it relates to diversity."


How to Even the Playing Field—Diversity, Inclusion and Retention in Law Firms

Fri, 2021-04-09 00:30

Emphasizing diversity and inclusion promotes the consideration of candidates based on their potential benefit to the firm, rather than the natural trend of choosing individuals most like those already working at the firm.
 Litigation Trendspotter: In COVID Tuition Refund Cases, Courts Continue to Differ on Whether Schools 'Promised' In-Person Learning

Thu, 2021-04-08 22:00

Class actions by students seeking tuition reimbursements from colleges and universities that went remote during the pandemic continue to hinge on whether the schools were contractually obligated to provide in-person instruction. But judges across the country have so far had very different answers to that question.


'Start Slowly': Brooklyn Federal Court's First Jury Trial of the Year Set to Start Monday Amid Precautions

Thu, 2021-04-08 18:24

At a dress-rehearsal conference, attorneys also familiarized themselves with the devices they will use to communicate during the trial while they're unable to lean in for whispered conversations.